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[ 15-04-2013 ]
Alliance Bank wins Asian Banker’s Best SME Bank accolade

WINNER: (From left) Carol Wheatcroft, Associate director of Research, Technology and Operation, The Asian Banker, Steve Miller, executive vice-president, head of Group Business Banking, Alliance Bank and Foo Boon Ping, managing editor, The Asian Banker, at the Excellence in Retail Financial Services International Awards 2013 ceremony.

SEOUL: Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad (Alliance Bank or “Bank”) was named the “Best SME Bank” in Asia Pacific, Gulf region & Africa for 2013 by the prestigious Asian Banker at the Excellence in Retail Financial Services International Awards 2013 held in Seoul, South Korea recently.

The Asian Banker is a leading provider of strategic business intelligence for the financial services industry. The Excellence in Retail Financial Services Programme was instituted in 2001 to recognise the pursuit of excellence amongst retail financial institutions in the region.

For the 2013 awards, more than 160 retail financial institutions from countries in the Asia Pacific, Central Asia, the Gulf region and Africa were assessed in detail by The Asian Banker alongside an international panel of judges. The programme is predicated by a core belief that “a well-run bank is one that demonstrates a long term, sustainable, profitable franchise with the customer as its core proposition.”

Just a week ago, Alliance Bank’s Group chief operating officer, Raymond Leung represented the bank at the Banking & Payments Asia Trailblazer Awards 2013 ceremony in Singapore and picked up two awards namely, the “Excellence in SME Banking” and the “Service Provider Excellence in Virtualisation”.

In addition, Alliance Bank was one of the financial institutions that was honoured by the SMI Association with a “Sahabat SME Award” for the third consecutive year, reiterating the trust and credibility that Malaysian SMEs place on the bank as their business partner.